We’re very close to Samsung’s official Unpacked event for the Galaxy S9, which also means we’re right in the middle of rumor season. And, courtesy of Evan Blass, it looks like we have the biggest leak yet, confirming just about everything you’d want to know about Samsung’s upcoming pair of devices.
As seen above, the devices look pretty similar to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. We weren’t really expecting a huge departure, but this confirms that Samsung likes their current design and they’re sticking to it.
Under the hood is where things get a little more interesting. Both devices will use the Snapdragon 845 in the US and China while opting for the Exynos 9810 in the rest of the world. However, the Galaxy S9 will pack in 64GB of storage with 4GB of RAM like the Galaxy S8, but the Galaxy S9+ will have 128GB of storage with 6GB of RAM. Last year’s models were totally identical besides screen size, but now Samsung is taking the Apple route and reserving some of the better hardware for the bigger flagship.
Other rumors are confirmed with this leak, including the super slow-motion camera mode that was reported on very recently, plus the suggestion that only the Galaxy S9+ would be using a dual-camera system. The camera layout will be vertical on the back of the phone instead of horizontal like the Galaxy S8, which means the fingerprint scanner placement won’t be so horrible this time around.
And lastly, for a release date, you can expect to be able to buy your own Galaxy S9 starting on March 16th. Start saving those pennies now.
source: Venture Beat